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  1. WASH in schools empowers girls’ education. Proceedings of the Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools Virtual Conference 2012

    WASH in Schools (WinS) fosters social inclusion and individual self-respect. By offering an alternative to the stigma and marginalization associated with hygiene issues, it empowers all students – and especially encourages girls and female teachers. In recognition of the positive impact on girls’ school attendance and achievement, initiatives around the world are addressing adolescent girls’ menstrual hygiene management (MHM) needs through WinS programming. …

  2. Integrating strategies to address gender-based violence and engage men and boys to advance gender equality through National Strategic Plans on HIV and AIDS: Meeting Summary

    National strategies and plans – focusing on HIV and beyond – are key platforms for articulating an HIV response that advances gender equality, champions women’s rights, engages men and boys, and ends GBV as a cause and consequence of HIV. As such, the Johannesburg December 2012 meeting supported delegations from six countries to review their current national policies, strategies, and plans, and assess the strengths and weaknesses of these plans with regard to addressing GBV and engaging men and boys for gender equality. …

  3. Strengthening contemporary school health, nutrition and HIV prevention programmes. Report of the 8th Annual Africa Short Course

    In June 2012, the Partnership for Child Development (PCD), Imperial College London, in partnership with the Eastern and Southern African Centre for International Parasite Control (ESACIPAC) and West African Centre for International Parasite Control (WACIPAC), delivered the 8th Annual Short Course on Strengthening Contemporary School Health, Nutrition and HIV Prevention Programmes at the Sun ’n’ Sand Beach Resort in Kilifi, Kenya. …

  4. Report on the Government and Faith Communities Consultation in HIV/AIDS

    The overall objective of the consultation was to initiate dialogue between Government and the Faith Communities and lay a foundation for an ongoing forum which should strengthen collaborative efforts in addressing the HIV-AIDS epidemic. Specifically the Consultation intended to: (a) Identify key issues and concerns in the national response to the epidemic, which offer common ground for collaborative work between Government and the Faith Communities. …

  5. Sub-regional workshop on guidance and counselling and HIV/AIDS: workshop report

    The overall objective of the workshop was to strengthen the capacity of participants, mainly teachers at all levels and guidance and counselling focal points in Ministries of Education on guidance and counselling for the purpose of improving the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS prevention education programmes. …

  6. A cluster workshop on building bridges between the school and the community: workshop report

    The debate of delivering HIV and AIDS education within schools is a sensitive topic that often elicits strong feelings from parents, teachers and school administrators. Shrouded in misconceptions that teaching HIV and AIDS education promotes premature sexual debut, many schools shy away from covering HIV and AIDS lessons except for in the context of biological health or natural science class. Although it is often found that parents wish to have their children educated in these topics, the discussion of sex and sexuality proves to be difficult, thus they leave it to the school. …

  7. Impact of HIV and AIDS in the Education Sector: Management Challenge

    After a brief overview of the situation of HIV/AIDS in the education sector in Malawi, the document aims to present the government response to HIV/AIDS: involvement of local communities, development and implementation of the HIV and AIDS strategy and plan of action in the education sector, mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS, research activities to assess impact of HIV and AIDS in the education sector, collaboration with other stakeholders, strenghtening policies and legal framework of HIV and AIDS, awareness and extracurricula activities as well as recommendations.

  8. Report on the Sub-regional Meeting on HIV/AIDS and Education for UNESCO Cluster Offices in Eastern and Southern Africa

    Participants met in Harare to brief each other on the HIV/AIDS initiatives they are implementing in their regions and to discuss ways to increase collaboration and networking between UNESCO, UNESCO Cluster Offices and UNAIDS Inter-Country Team for Eastern and Southern Africa. …

  9. HIV and AIDS in context: the needs of learners and educators

    The following 'think piece' is a collection of observations selected principally from a very rapid September 2003 tour of Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda, recent fieldwork in Botswana, Rwanda and Zimbabwe, and UNESCO Nairobi cluster workshops on education and teachers held in Kigali and Kampala early in 2003. The 2003 tour confirmed previous impressions about where we are and where we need to go. Many of the observations and comments on HIV and teacher education are personal: they are meant to challenge our perceptions of what we are doing and how we are doing it. …

  10. Gender and post-literacy: a non-formal education approach to HIV/AIDS prevention

    The HIV infection rate in Southern Africa is among the highest in the world. Despite the availability of information on the AIDS pandemic, people are still not changing their behaviour said Elizabeth Lwange of UNDP, Mbabane. From 5 to 14 February 2001, UNESCO organized a handson awareness-raising workshop in Mbabane, Swaziland for education, health care and communication professionals from Malawi, Swaziland and Zimbabwe to assist them in preparing post-literacy materials aimed at helping people, changing their behaviour towards practicing safe sex, and ultimately saving their lives. …

  11. Report of the Planning Meeting on Strategic Options for HIV/AIDS Advocacy in Africa

    This report distils the observations and recommendations of a mission to six African countries (Burkina faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi and the United Republic of Tanzania), undertaken on behalf of UNFPA and UNAIDS within the framwork of the framework of the Inernational Partnership Against AIDS in Africa (IPAA). The report is envisaged as a tool to stimulate a common understanding of the nature and dimensions of advocacy for HIV/AIDS. …

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